March 19, 1948 ~ August 4, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

David Ronald “Ronnie” Goldsmith, 74, of Leicester, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022.

A native of Buncombe Co., Ronnie was a son of the late Connie McGonagle. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sandra King.

Mr. Goldsmith attended Erwin High School. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, and also formerly worked strip mines in Kentucky, retiring from Martin County Coal. He enjoyed watching UNC Tar Heel basketball.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Sizemore Goldsmith; daughters, Penny Jones (Heath) and Debra O’Sullivan (Mark); grandchildren; Hannah Gregg, Jordan Herron, Carlee Gregg, Addison Jones and Cayden Jones; step grandchildren, Taylor and Carter Jones; brother-in-law, Wayne King; one niece and nephew; and his fur babies, Daisy and Buster.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Garry Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Newfound Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,


Visitation: August 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: August 7, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: August 7, 2022 3:00 pm

Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery
New Leicester Highway
Leicester, NC 28748

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  1. Judy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of ” the love of your life and best friend.” Just remember all the sweet memories you all have made to share. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and the weeks ahead. Love you, Willa Jean

  2. My deepest sympathy for Mister’ family, I had the opportunity to work with him in Asheville. To this day we still talk about the fun times and witty conversations we all had with him. May God bless the family.

  3. Judy & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you all comfort & peace in the coming days.
    Brenda DeHart Cadaret ♥️

  4. Dear Family,
    You are lifted up in prayer to The ONE who is able to make “all Grace” abound towards you.
    We love you and pray the “peace of Jesus” will comfort and carry you.

  5. Judy,Penny and Debra,
    Larry and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Ronnie was a sweet man and we know he will be missed. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  6. ” Death brings pain that only time can heal, No words could ease what we truly feel, But with God, his joy is eternally sealed, And Cherish his memories that death can not even steal, Lift up a smile for he is already in ”Paradise”

  7. Sending sympathy and prayers to the family of Ronnie Goldsmith now and days to follow. May you find peace in this time of sorrow.

  8. Judy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. We just found out. Please remember if you need anything let us know. He was a great neighbor. Our prayers are with you. Joy and Dale Cipar, 779-1459.


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